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Debunking The Myth Of Advanced Levels

The south east Asian continent consists of a number of countries whose ideals are deeply embedded in their distinct cultures and traditions. Straying away from said traditions is equivalent to committing a cardinal sin. But the young millennials have been questioning the governing laws since the beginning of the millennia, and have successfully debunked many traditional myths. Currently, they are busy debunking the myth on the necessity of Advanced Levels in their lives.

Sitting for one’s advanced level exams has always been a constant in everybody’s lives. There was a time when the lack of advanced level exams meant no access into universities. But now, there has been an in-surge in the availability of many different foundation courses provided by well renowned universities which are affiliated with local institutes. However, although many foundation courses are available, many people consider that opting for a foundation course, as opposed to sitting for their advanced levels, to be a transgression of traditional norms.

Opting for a foundation course has many merits, namely

Saves time

Status quo is such that the millennials are now caught up in a rat race – they want to do many things and be many things in a very short period of time. These students are very clear about what they want to do in the future, and on the field that they would like to major in. And, in such instances, Advanced levels tend to be a waste of time. Foundation courses cater to this particular need; and saves students from a bit of a time crunch. 2 years of education is filtered, and a field focused course is then compressed and offered as a foundation course.

Provides an alternate route as opposed to the more traditional one 

Foundation courses provides students with options. If a student has picked out a field which he wants to major in, (an example might be engineering) and the entry requirements are tough to satisfy; a foundation course would be the best option. It guarantees a place in the university upon its completion, and also gives a taste of the subject and the field involved to the students prior to the commencement of the degree.

Field specific courses 

Foundation courses are essentially accelerated study programs specifically focusing on a particular field. They cover the basics of the intended course, and give the students a taste of the real deal.

A virtual “university” experience of sorts 

This course provides a simulation of university life as a whole. Many students find it difficult to adjust with university life at early onset. They learn that university life is much different when compared to their school days. Students doing a foundation degree will have an early understanding of the demands of university life. Thus, when starting their degree, the adjustment process becomes much easier when compared to those fresh after advanced levels.

If you had opted to not sit for your Advanced Level examinations, the foundation level programme at the Kensley Graduate School in the field of  Business or IT could be the pathway towards a career of your choice. Enroll now!

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Business Degrees In Today’s Context

Business degrees are all the hype in today’s capital-intensive world.

Rapid technological advances have impacted the way the commercial world works; and has caused a huge vacuum in terms of recruiting labor force.The in-surge of new companies into the market requires a skilled workforce who could handle and pull through different obstacles in the business world. Thus, we see many students opting for a business degree soon after their Advanced level exams.he field of business is very diverse in terms of its content and job opportunities. Basic skills are covered in the first few introductory sessions of the degree; and these generic skills (such as analytical skills, problem solving, decision making, good communication skills etc.) are useful within the business world and beyond.With the commercial sector booming in status quo, a business degree would come in handy now more than ever. Here are a few reasons as to why it is so

Diverse and well-rounded

A business degree is well recognized for its diversity in the commercial arena. A business pogramme offers a basic understanding of general business practice and theory. It also focuses on the different areas of business, such as marketing, finance, human resources etc. one of which the students could later specialize in. Thus, the business degrees are well rounded in terms of the course study content, and is versatile when it comes to the many options it branches out into.

Applicable to many other fields

A business degree is quite complimentary to many other degrees from other fields. It goes hand in hand with many other professional qualifications (such as CIMA, ACCA etc.). It serves as an added qualification in certain instances as well – where having a business degree is a bonus point. A good example of this would be a corporate lawyer working for a firm. As a corporate lawyer, he/she would be required to have some form of business background; and a business degree of sorts would be the perfect combination.

Competitive advantage

Having a business degree as an additional qualification along with another major can give graduates a competitive advantage. The corporate world is very competitive, and companies do prefer a multi-skilled graduate who has a thorough understanding of both the business world and his specific job (e.g.-law/engineering etc.) as well. This adds to the credibility of the job applicant, and in many cases would give him an edge over another applicant who, say doesn’t have a business degree, but does have an LLB.

More job opportunities

As the corporate sector is still growing, there is always a vacuum created for jobs. Having a business degree would be vital in achieving this job, as the world today runs on a merit basis; where a degree is highly valued. Furthermore, it is necessary to have a degree, as one understands the key concept of the commercial world, and becomes familiar with the works of the corporate world.

A business degree, therefore is directly, or indirectly very relevant to the current commercial/corporate climate, and it would benefit the degree-holder in many ways. It is an option that ought to linger in the background when making career choices, and should not be ruled out easily.

With all this in mind, you can now make a sound decision on whether to begin with a Bachelors in Business Management at the Kensley Graduate School. Affiliated with the University of Chichester, the college’s theme of career centric learning will add greater value to the teachings you receive as a student since your future career prospects take the front seat when it comes to focus.

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It is every fresh graduate’s worst nightmare when their interviewer asks them for “work experience” right after they are done with their degree.

Unfortunately for us, the current commercial climate is such that work experience is a mandatory requirement when it comes to seeking jobs post-graduation. Companies look, not only for graduates who have theoretical knowledge of business, but also those who know the works of a business in practice. Thus, not having enough work experience post-graduation could cost you good job opportunities. And the whole job seeking process becomes longer as you would have to work as a trainee for some time before landing onto a good post.

Naturally, many universities cater to this issue by providing an internship opportunity to their students, who are still in the process of reading their degrees. Internships have become an accepted norm in status quo, and have without doubt solved the issue of not having work experience prior to having a job. Internships have provided students with a window to garner experience even before stepping into the workplace. They are able to get a taste of how work-life would be; learn about the job requirements; explore the multi-facets of their chosen degree (say for e.g.: if you are doing a business degree, then you can gain experience doing an internship in marketing, finance, human resource etc.) and overall, gain a better understanding of the works of their chosen career path. This acts as a good grounding board for students, as well as for their workplaces, as the students gain a sound advantage through good experience, while workplaces don’t have to spend much on training costs as their employees are not entirely clueless.

At Kensley Graduate School, internships serve as a mandatory part of the curriculum; as they realize the severity of the demands from a workplace. They have a flexible time schedule that caters to both part time and full time students, and would ensure that both parties would get their fill of internships.

Part- time students have the opportunity of working during the weekends, while doing their studies during the weekends. This flexible structure is very advantageous, as students could gain a lot of work experience while studying simultaneously, and save a lot of time. Furthermore, they can apply for short internships (maybe a 3-month internship), and thus do multiple internships at different places during the year. This would provide for an enriching and well-rounded experience, with no time loss whatsoever.

Full-time students would have to study on all 5 days during the week. However, as a semester lasts for 7 months roughly, they still have ample time for internships in the remaining 4 months. Although they don’t share the same advantages as a part time student in terms of the number of internships that they can try for, they do have the advantage of taking things slowly, and focusing on their studies completely, before opting for work-experience. Different students work at different paces, therefore having this choice of part-time, full-time students – have their own unique advantages that would best suit different types of students. Either ways, both types of students would be ensured a good internship opportunity at Kensley.

Kensley also ensures that only the best would be offered to its students, and guarantees the best possible work experience at reputed institutions for its students. Therefore, students of Kensley would have a valid internship resume that is sure to be impressive, before stepping into their first jobs.